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MSNBC
Sep 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
louder? "w." he was the guy riding in the car with him when barack obama went to take the oath, the guy who left him with a stock market crashing through the floor. a 4,000 point drop in a year heading toward a 7500 point drop by the following march. "w." he left the new president with a jobless number that spiked over 10% by the following year, a financial crash so bad that the republican candidate for president in 2008 asked for time out to deal with it. a calamity outmatched only by the great crash in '29. so ask it yourself, is this country better off in the direction "w" was taking us, really? we'll get to that in a minute. first, we have new poll numbers in the presidential race. let's check the "hardball" scoreboard. here it is according to the new "washington post"/abc poll, president obama with a one-point lead over mitt romney among likely voters. among all registered voters, the president's lead is six points. joining me is governor ed rendell who was leading pennsylvania through that transition from "w" to obama and douglas brinkley. the great american historian and author o
MSNBC
Sep 7, 2012 2:00pm PDT
roars when one of us said something about president obama, their deep concentration watching him. i don't know what this means for november. we're going to get serious economic reports between now and then and we'll know if the economy's slowing down or beginning to perk. the news we got this morning wasn't status factory, but the real question is how the voters look at this election. will they view it as a choice between two candidates or as an up or down referendum on president obama. soon after the financial crash of 2008 and 2009. president obama last night kept pushing the idea that this election is a choice among vote es rather than a referendum. 20 times he uttered a variation of choose or choice. >> when all is said and done, when you pick up that ballot to vote, you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. it will be a choice between two different paths for america. i'm asking you to choose that future and now, you have a choice. if you choose this path. the choice you face -- you can choose a future -- choose -- choice -- choice -- choice -- choices -- ch
MSNBC
Sep 18, 2012 7:00pm EDT
him, and those who take and loaf and vote for obama. joining me now is david corn with mother jones the author of "showdown," out in paper back, and "new york times" jonathan heilemann. we have new tape to show you from that fund-raiser including what he said about the israeli/palestinian conflict. before we get to that, here is that shocking tape from romney talking about the 47% of americans who he says are definitely not voting for -- are definitely voting for obama, not for him. he was answering a question from a donor apparently. the tape was first posted by the great mother jones magazine. let's watch. >> 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. all right. there are 47% who are with him who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they're entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. that that's an entitlement and the government should give it to them. and they will vote for this president no matter what. and the president starts
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm PDT
ohio and florida. according to "the washington post," president obama has a four-point lead over mitt romney in florida. four points down there in a very tough state. 51%,/47% for obama. in ohio, the president's lead is a more comfortable eight points. 52/44. that's dramatic. we have joining us -- let's take a look at that for a minute. howard fineman, thank you for joining us, and joe klein of "time" magazine. thank you. it strikes me the numbers i put out tonight, and i'm going to get all through them, shows a party obliterated to reality. she don't seem to watch the news. don't seem to know the huge fight that went on when we realized there was no weapons of mass destruction in iraq. that was the whole reality we lived in, the disillusionment on the right, the confusion in the middle, the anger on the left. they didn't even experience that period of time? >> well, chris, to put a charitably, i think the republican party today is the nostalgia party. that was my sense of it having kind of marinated in their world view down in tampa at the republican convention. they think of a simpl
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 2:00pm PDT
what's being used to defeat president obama. newt gingrich. what if obama is so outside our comprehension that only if you understand kenyon anti-colonial behavior can you begin to piece together his actions. and -- >> i would like to have him show his birth certificate, because if he can't, then he has pulled one of the great cons in the history of politics. >> and -- >> i wish this president would love how to be an american. >> and -- >> no one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. >> and this rank twees, obama sympathizes with attackers in egypt. and then last night -- >> he's not a real president. >> tonight on "hardball" we show you the true ugly campaign being run against the president. even in the face of this ugly attack, there are two big new poll numbers running in his direction. we give them to you tonight. let's check the hardball scoreboard. according to a "new york times"/cbs/quinnipiac poll, obama leads romney by ten points. down in florida, the president's lead in the poll is nine, 53-44. the president looks to be opening up a big lead now, even in the fa
MSNBC
Sep 10, 2012 11:00pm PDT
reason obama got a bounce and romney did a thud. one guy people really love in charlotte giving the speeches of their lives, bill and michelle and deval patrick and castro. remember what romney got? chris christie up there giving testimonials to themselves. they barely got around to paying for their supper they were so full of themselves. romney has had two chippies, going over to get acquainted with the brits and going to tampa to get the kudos. in both cases he ended up laying more eggs than the easter bunny but people like the easter bunny. joining me is howard fineman and jim vandehei. it seems to me what happened the last two weeks was patently obvious. within convention worked, one didn't. one was sweet, one was sour. one you felt the vibes of happiness. the other one was you felt something but it was usually hatred of the president. >> yeah. well, chris, i spent every evening on the floor of the convention at both conventions, and at the republican convention there was a dutiful feel to it, and as you said, a lot of the speakers were speaking for themselves and speaking in a
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 2:00pm PDT
data that shows mitt romney trailing. according to a new fox news poll, president obama leads romney by five points among likely voters nationwide. 48% to 43%. catch that, the fox poll. highly significant there. let's go right now to howard on this question. it looks to me like this divorce papers are pretty much out there right now. all that you hear now is romney doesn't really want to be stuck in that little basement where they cut medicare. >> well, mitt romney was on the campaign trail today saying, i have a little secret, i'm going to win pennsylvania. okay. he's not going to win pennsylvania. >> it's the oldest state in the union. >> he's not going to win pennsylvania with paul ryan's profile on medicare or budget cutting or anything else. so if mitt romney is serious about making a play in pennsylvania, that just underscores how inconvenient paul ryan has become. look, mitt romney did not pick paul ryan because of paul ryan's medicare or budget programs. he picked paul ryan because of his youthfulness, because of the cultural appeal, because of what paul ryan himself calls th
MSNBC
Sep 18, 2012 2:00am EDT
predicament. it's the reason his campaign is out of whack. president obama was talking to a wealthy group of supporters, talking about the other america, the one that obama was serving when he dumped the work requirement for welfare. what does it tell us that romney not only runs tv ads but uses it to back up his wealthy contributors? the poor of this country are just freeloaders off society, the bulk of the political support is made up of such freeloaders? david corn is author of "showdown" which comes out tomorrow and joan walsh is author of "what's the matter with white people." let's watch, listen, and decide. >> all anybody said was, don't worry how do we convince everybody that they have to take care of themselves? >> well, 47% who are with him, who are dependent and entitled to health care, food, you name it and they will vote for this president no matter what and the president starts off with 48, 49 -- he starts off with a huge number. these are people who pay no income tax. 47% of americans pay no income tax. so our message of low taxes doesn't connect. he'll be out there t
MSNBC
Sep 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
explanation is to too great an extent, the obama campaign has focused on romney and not enough on dealing with this inevitable question. to focus on them. if you don't brag about whatever good it is you have done, nobody else is going to do it for you. >> if you don't toot your own horn, who's going to toot it. yesterday on the sunday show circuit, democrats seemeded to have trouble answering the question. >> i think everybody understands we were this close to a great depression because the leadership of this president. we staved that off. beginning to recover. >> are we where we need to be? no. >> can you honestly say that people are better off today? >> no, but that's not the question of this election. >> well, by this morning, the obama campaign clearly had gotten its act together somewhat. >> are we better off today than four years ago when president obama was elected? >> absolutely. >> by any measure, the country has moved fofr ward over the last four years. >> folk, let me make something clear say it to the press. america is better off today than they left us when they left.
MSNBC
Sep 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
unity in the air here and that's the big question that we, can president obama reignite the sense of national unity, do it in spirit, open with a gusto capable of roaring through the first tuesday after the first monday in november? if he can it will be the spirit of charlotte the country will give the credit. with me former new mexico governor and u.n. ambassador bill richardson. thank you. >> back in 2004, barack obama's inspirational speech inspired a country as he spoke about unifying the red states and blue states. let's watch. >> there is not a liberal america and a conservative america. there is the united states of america. there is not a black america and a white america. and latino america and asian america. there's the united states of america. the pundits, the pundits like to slice our country into red states and blue states, red states for republicans, blue states for democrats, but i've got news for them too. we worship an awesome god in the blue states and we don't like federal agents poking around in our libraries in the red states. we coach little league in the blue
MSNBC
Sep 6, 2012 2:00pm PDT
people here want obama to be president. they're not here because they have to be. this isn't like tampa was last week, some business convention they had to show up at. nothing like that. it's been fun here in charlotte. and the only thing that bothers people is the feeling that it's going to end, that they can't just stay here until the weather changes, and we get to enjoy the beautiful carolina autumn. but the people here also know they've got a real challenge ahead. these next two months will test their commitment. getting out a strong historic vote, a bombastic vote of confidence will take a monumental enterprise, and the exuberance and excitement and inspiration of this week in north carolina can only help. the question i have is whether the people running the obama campaign got the real message of charlotte. it is the tremendous power they enjoy in these political voices we've heard here -- governor duvall patrick, mayor rahm emanuel, mayor julian castro, michelle obama, and most potently, bill clinton. if they send these people home, the obama people are blowing a golden opp
MSNBC
Sep 19, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. let's check the "hardball scoreboard." new pew poll president obama over romney, among likely voters, 51% to 43%. howard, is this real, an eight-point lead? >> well, it could be. i think it's significant it's likely voters. what's happening now, chris, is that some of the news organizations and polling organizations are starting to go from registered voters to likely voters, to people who are motivated. and i think while there were concerns earlier this year about whether president obama's supporters were motivated, whether they were encouraged, whether they were excited, either by positive news or fear, i think they're motivated. if they weren't motivated before, watching that mitt romney video will sure motivate president obama's supporters. so, if it's likely voters, maybe it's accurate. >> people don't do their best work when they're being dumped on. what do you think, cynthia? first, the poll numbers, which is staggering, an eight-point lead, bouncing out of the convention but not showing yet in this particular poll the effects of that terrible recording we got of mitt romney be
MSNBC
Sep 14, 2012 7:00pm EDT
palling with terrorists. romney accuses obama of sympathizing with the attackers in the mid east. romney not only exploits the language of the right, he is enjoying it. birthers say obama doesn't belong with us, romney says he sympathizes with muslim killers. the state of kansas is deciding whether to let obama's name appear on the ballot. birthers are still at it. kansas secretary of state wants more evidence of the president's legitimacy to run. his birth certificate is not apparently enough. newt gingrich talks of good stamp president, and one republican state after another tries to limit minority voting, all making out the president making him the foreigner. in the words of john sununu, quote learn how to be an american. it is to convince the working class white guy that obama is not one of us, he is one of them, a foreigner, usurper with the enemies, and mitt romney is overseeing every word of it. cynthia tucker is a columnist and ronald reagan, msnbc political analyst. cynthia, watching it all as i described it, everything going on, voter suppression, lingo, attack on the p
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 2:00am EDT
before a toledo, ohio, crowd to denounce obama's affordable care act which is based on his massachusetts plan. let's listen. i wl real obama care and ac wreeaca reform. obama re is really exhibit number one of the president's political philosophy, and that is that government knows better than people how to run the lives. wel the youe i k d kwhou can say. he's talking to ron allen, a straight news reporter. this is the third episode here in a matter of hours. at a univision forum last week, romney admitted he'd take credit for obama care except during the prims. >>avpecen health care reform. now and then the president says i'm the grandfather of obama care. i don't think he meant that a complimentbui'llake thtmino y fu >> well, there you have it, mark, and then john. speaking to a straight news reporter for nbc, ron allen, he says something that's supportive of what he did in massachusetts. then before a partisan crowd, he takes it back and lashes out at obama care. and then before a group he assumes to be a bit more liberal, he goes bacin favor of it again sayingi take that cet ay a comp
MSNBC
Sep 13, 2012 2:00am EDT
and we've got the debates starting in october. i don't think this obama campaign are going to let it go quietly through the ree debates. >> we will thanks >>> romney pummels libya. let's start "hardball." good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with the horrible story of the courageous diplomat in libya. he acted heroically in overthrowing lives during ka dauf fee. hours before the killing, romney issued a statement accusing president obama of having sympathized with those making the attacks and called it disgraceful. reince priebus went further, tweeting toll a similar attack on cairo. this echos past attacks from the right. what is new on the statement in libya is the wildness. the president never said he sympathized with the crowds in libya and egypt. mark halperin and howard fineman are political analysts for msnbc. how did romney get in this mess? look at the timeline of events. it started yesterday morning at 6:00 a.m. eastern time, noon in cairo. that's when the american embassy put out a statement saying it condemns the statements by misguided
MSNBC
Sep 13, 2012 7:00pm EDT
." good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. tonight, president obama leads for the search of killers for justice for the murder of four americans in the line of duty. mitt romney, meanwhile, continues his desperate attempt to justify his effort to exploit chris stevens and the others. for the critics of romney's supporters, what made him do it? the hawkish urge to address the neocon handlers or could it be both? president obama benefits from the national security and foreign policy advisers, many of them career professionals. his rival is surrounded by campaign hot shots imagine trying to repeat or to reap on the spot joining us is nia-malika henderson. let's listen to the president. >> what i want all of you to know is that we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. i want people around the world to hear me, to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. it will not dim the light of the values that we proudly present to the rest of the world. no act of violence shakes the resolve of the united states of america. >> and th
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 2:00pm PDT
care plan up in massachusetts, the one that the obama plan is modeled after, shows his compassion. let's listen. >> throughout this campaign as well we've talked about my record in massachusetts. don't forget, i got everybody in my state insured, 100% of the kids in our state have health insurance. i don't think there's anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record. >> well, shortly after that, very shortly, a matter of two hours or so, romney spoke before a toledo, ohio, crowd to denounce obama's affordable care act which is based on his massachusetts plan. let's listen. >> i will repeal obama care and replace it with real health care reform. obama care is really exhibit number one of the president's political philosophy, and that is that government knows better than people how to run their lives. >> well, there you have it. i think -- i don't know what you can say. he's talking to ron allen, a straight news reporter. this is the third episode here in a matter of hours. at a univision 230er rum last week romney admitted he'd t
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2012 4:00pm PDT
first huge debate between barack obama and mitt romney. no matter what we say now trying to figure this thing out, it's impossible to know what it will feel like when these two men meet, shake hands, and take their positions. the studio where we do "hardball" in washington was the site of the second great debate between richard nixon and john f. kennedy. right before that debate the kennedy brothers arrived to discover something weird had happened. the temperature was meat locker level. so cold they couldn't believe it, and they knew why. kennedy's television adviser went racing to the basement and found nixon's guy standing watch on the thermostat. nixon had sweated in that first debate, and it cost him. this time the nixon people were intent on freezing the room so cold that nixon couldn't sweat at all. well, after a standoff in that basement in our headquarters and some threats to call the police, they agreed to bring the temperature up. well, think this stuff doesn't matter? it all matters. just like everything we do, wear, look like, act like, seem like in our first debates --
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2012 4:00pm PDT
obama presidency through the filibuster. if romney's got it hard, perhaps it was he from the start using the dirty tools of the old days that's responsible. voter suppression, coded racial appeals, the filibuster. if he's having a tough month, maybe he's earned a few more. howard fineman and joy ann reid are here. first, new polls in the presidential race. let's check the "hardball" scoreboard. according to a national journal poll, president obama leads mitt romney among likely voters by seven, 50% to 43%. the president also has a seven-point lead nationally in the new reason group princeton poll. he's at 52%, romney at 45%. two interesting state number from the purple strategies poll. in north carolina president obama has a two-point lead over mitt romney, 48%, 46%. the race is tightening in deep red arizona. that new purple strategies poll shows romney with a lead of just three points over the president. and this just in, the romney campaign says everyone is safe after ann romney's plane made an emergency landing in colorado after smoke filled the cabin. ann romney even tweeted a
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2012 2:00pm PDT
really define romney with specificity, to show how he would govern differently than barack obama. as you've talked about on your show the last week, conservative after conservative starting with "the wall street journal," the weekly standard, trent lot, many others have gone on the record to say, come on, we want specificity. we want a war of ideas and we're not getting it from you. and i think that has had a ripple effect internal will why people who are privately uneasy are being more vocal about how uneasy they are with the direction of the campaign. >> let's take a look at some of the that criticism. it is mounting of the romney campaign from the right. here is what eric ericsson, a conservative blogger for red state wrote this morning. quote, team romney seems so scared of being more unliked than he is already that they refuse to actually pound a consistent, hard hitting message. negatives be damned, his message is too muddled for voters to be anything other than confused. jennifer reuben, a conservative blogger who appears in "the washington post" wrote thshg the problem, and t
MSNBC
Sep 12, 2012 2:00pm PDT
advantage. hours before the killing romney issued a statement accusing president obama of having sympathized with those making the attacks on the u.s. consulate. he called it disgraceful. went further, obama sympathizes with attackers in egypt, the rnc chair tweeted, referring to a similar assault on the u.s. embassy in cairo. the accusation that the president sympathized with muslim militants echoes past attacks from the right. what's new in romney's statement in libya is its wildness. the president never said he sympathized with the crowds in libya and egypt protesting an anti-muslim film, apparently made in los angeles. "time" magazine's mark hallperin and howard fineman. take a look at the timeline of events over a very significant 24-hour period. it started yesterday morning about 6 a.m. eastern time. noon in cairo. that's when the american embassy put out a statement saying it condemns the continuing effort by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslim, in reference in part to the movie. throughout the day in cairo protesters marched on the embassy prote
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2012 2:00pm PDT
mind on the whole 47% business. that he's now proud of being the grandfather of obama care, proud to say he's for same-sex couples having partner rights and no way he wants to run those 12 million immigrants out of the country. so how scared is this candidate that he's now turning tail on so much of what he's been standing for? is the man we caught behind the curtain suddenly afraid of the script he's been reading? is this the moment, the etch-a-sketch moment, we were warned was coming, the alloutmoment of moral melt down. this afternoon, this afternoon at the univision candidates forum president obama responded to romney's caught on tape comments where he wrote off 47% of the country. let's take a listen to the president. >> when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot because i travel around the country all the time, and the american people are the hardest working people there are. are there people who abuse the system? yes. both at the botto
MSNBC
Sep 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
time we had someone like you. i would vote for you but i won't vote for obama or romney. >> we're out of time. i've got to tell you if donald trump is against you, i'm with you. we need you in this race. that's the last word. "the ed show" is up next. >>> the missing republican letter, "w." let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in dallas. let me start with this. there was a missing letter from the republican convention, stationery, missing from their lips. "w." you want to hear it louder? "w." he was the guy riding in the car with him when barack obama went to take the oath, the guy who left him with a stock market crashing through the floor. a 4,000 point drop in a year heading toward a 7500 point drop by the following march. "w." he left the new president with a jobless number that spiked over 10% by the following year, a financial crash so bad that the republican candidate for president in 2008 asked for time out to deal with it. a calamity outmatched only by the great crash in '29. so ask it yourself, is this country better off in the direction "w" was ta
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